College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
27-3
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
10-19
SOR Leader
Kansas
27-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
27-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East27-312722
2GonzagaGONZWCC29-12103312
3North CarolinaUNCACC25-63943
4LouisvilleLOUACC23-64564
5West VirginiaWVUBig 1223-75401725
6FloridaFLASEC23-6617115
7VirginiaUVAACC20-9721617
8DukeDUKEACC23-78161013
9KansasKUBig 1227-391011
10KentuckyUKSEC25-5104576
11PurduePURBig Ten24-611511820
12UCLAUCLAPac-1226-31273916
13OregonOREPac-1226-41371157
14Saint Mary'sSMCWCC26-3141462519
15BaylorBAYBig 1224-615858
16Wichita StateWICHMVC27-4161483041
17Florida StateFSUACC23-717211211
18CincinnatiCINAmerican25-418842114
19SMUSMUAmerican25-419782018
20WisconsinWISBig Ten22-720331930
21Notre DameNDACC22-721191421
22ButlerBUTBig East23-62213810
23ArizonaARIZPac-1226-42370139
24MichiganMICHBig Ten19-1024393846
25Iowa StateISUBig 1220-92572337

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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